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Goldfinch with greenery.

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I really didn't need another goldfinch. However, this is my first one with greenery. It's probably also my favorite. I know I promised no more orioles, but this one is a bit unique. I didn't even realize it was an oriole, when I first looked at it on my PC. But then, I couldn't remember taking a photo of anything else similar. It has such a yellow breast. I did no saturating on this photo. I think she's quite a looker.

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Mike,

You can never have too many goldfinches and orioles. Great shots. I had similar thoughts this weekend. I quit taking photos of goldfinches for a while as I felt like I already had enough. I thought about it and decided that the next one might just be the best one. Since they are so abundant right now, just keep snapping.

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Nice colors. be careful on the exposures... it looks like the yellow in the upper portion of the GF's chest are blown.

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Thanks, guys.

Buzz, I reopened my raw file and it shows just a very tiny piece of blowout, maybe 1/4 size my smallest fingernail, if that. I could open the raw file on my desktop and see if it shows any different. The tiny bit that was blown, was recovered during the raw processing.

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Glad to hear your shooting RAW. grin Most people think blown usually happens in the "whites" but I've blown colors in a variety of colors... sometimes desat helps as well to try and get back some of those details.

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